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Author Topic: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project  (Read 4288 times)

Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2018, 22:14:24 »
Projects wouldn't be a challenge without the issues. Pity the battery didn't sort it out. I wonder if the charged battery was just a bit to far gone to give the amps needed to turn the motor around.
I wish, but it  is a brand new battery (although I might take it to get tested still). The GL1000 starters have a history with this apparently. There are rebuild instructions and videos, so....  Not a real hard job, just that it has to be on the kickstand to remove/install so the cog stays in the chain and doesn't fall into the motor. I've got the wheels back on it temporarily, and I'll have the wife steady it for me while I jack it up a bit to pull the furniture dolly out from under it. I'm just pumped that I got a few pops out of it! I've never heard it run, and I've owned it for over five years.
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2018, 08:17:32 »
Don't rebuild. the cases warp with use and age and the rebuild has the same issues in a few months. Brand new are available I'll dig out the link. I used one and 10 other members here have, CXman sent me the link when my starter shit the bed on me.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2018, 08:21:34 »
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Offline irk miller

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2018, 08:48:21 »
I use the DB Electric starters for the GL and the BMW airheads.  Good products and cheap.

Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2018, 11:51:27 »
Thanks, folks! I've saved the link.
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Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2018, 18:23:15 »
Well, The  starter is out, cleaned up, and back in. Took about an hour once the wife helped me take the bike off the furniture dolly. Left header, shifter, cable, 2 bolts and out. Three screws and apart. One more screw and the brush assembly is free. Commutator looked awful - not identifiable as copper and very pitted. Chucked it in the lathe and spun it with 500 followed by 1200 then 7000 grit using isopropyl as a flushing fluid. Looks nice now. cleaned it up, greased the gearbox (barely had a touch of lithium grease in it) and assembled. Spins nice. Bolted back in and click click from solenoid. Straight shot with a jumper cable and the engine spins right over, so solenoid is on order. Not really surprised. Electrics don't like being under water.
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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2018, 18:55:21 »
Good job. And yes solenodes hate wet
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
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Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2018, 12:58:18 »
She lives!
Many issues still, but this is the FIRST time that I have heard her run!
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2018, 16:29:53 »
Always a great day when the come back to life
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2018, 16:31:22 »
Alright!  Swear to God, the sound of a bike starting up for the first time is the best sound in the world
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